Skip to Main Content
IBM Power Ideas Portal

This portal is to open public enhancement requests against IBM Power Systems products, including IBM i. To view all of your ideas submitted to IBM, create and manage groups of Ideas, or create an idea explicitly set to be either visible by all (public) or visible only to you and IBM (private), use the IBM Unified Ideas Portal (

Shape the future of IBM!

We invite you to shape the future of IBM, including product roadmaps, by submitting ideas that matter to you the most. Here's how it works:

Search existing ideas

Start by searching and reviewing ideas and requests to enhance a product or service. Take a look at ideas others have posted, and add a comment, vote, or subscribe to updates on them if they matter to you. If you can't find what you are looking for,

Post your ideas
  1. Post an idea.

  2. Get feedback from the IBM team and other customers to refine your idea.

  3. Follow the idea through the IBM Ideas process.

Specific links you will want to bookmark for future use

Welcome to the IBM Ideas Portal ( - Use this site to find out additional information and details about the IBM Ideas process and statuses.

IBM Unified Ideas Portal ( - Use this site to view all of your ideas, create new ideas for any IBM product, or search for ideas across all of IBM. - Use this email to suggest enhancements to the Ideas process or request help from IBM for submitting your Ideas.

Status Not under consideration
Workspace AIX
Created by Guest
Created on May 11, 2016

Issue with Cron daemon in AIX 7.1

System: AIX 7.1
Actor: Issue with Cron daemon

Our customer experiencing an issue with Cron daemon in AIX 7.1:

When CRON quit unexpectedly a /var/locks/LCK..cron remain intact with former CRON pid in it.

In some rare occasions (or after reboot) another process is started later utilizing same pid, thus preventing CRON from restart:

Error: "cron is already running."

Is implementation of more rigorous checks possible?

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Sep 1, 2020

    IBM has evaluated the priority of this enhancement proposal relative to other future product content and determined that this RFE will not be pursued for a future product release

  • Guest
    May 12, 2016

    Creating a new RFE based on Community RFE #88191 in product IBM AIX.